Business automation ELM IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management in Automotive
Digital transformation of systems engineering delivers a competitive advantage in the automotive industry
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Automotive OEMs and suppliers are faced with the challenges of developing increasingly complex products while reducing cycle times, increasing quality, and delivering new functionality. 

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), an integrated portfolio of management tools for systems and software engineering, provides the ideal foundation for dealing with these challenges. This portfolio helps you manage development from early design through final vehicle verification and validation. It also streamlines adherence to automotive compliance and regulatory requirements outlined in standards such as Automotive SPICE (ASPICE), ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO/SAE 21434 and WP.29.

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Complete development lifecycle visibility

Provide visibility across development teams by linking requirements to design models, tests and workflows, which improves quality and reduces time to market.

Electrical engineering and software design

Develop the software and an executable logical architecture of the vehicle software, electrical components and electronics to support allocation of functionality to these domains.

Verification and validation

Develop and manage test cases supporting MIL, SIL, HIL, including automated test generation linked to requirements, test benches and test results.

Strategic reuse

Reduce costs and improve productivity by reusing designs, features and architectures. Create and manage product variants and versions within and across product lines.

Agile approaches

Accelerate deployment with agile processes while having the confidence to meet critical milestones. Use agile (SAFe) or waterfall processes within a single project.

Integrated compliance processes

Use integrated templates, processes and reporting for standards and regulatory compliance to reduce audit time and costs, with support for ASPICE, ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO-21434 and WP.29.

Automation Adopt AUTOSAR specifications more easily Leverage full automation from SysML and UML models to AUTOSAR deployable code. Read more

Compliance ASPICE compliance The IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) portfolio helps you overcome the challenges and complications of compliance with automotive standards such as ASPICE. Read more

Case studies

Meeting tomorrow’s automotive industry challenges

Component manufacturer Bury accelerates its transformation. Sustainable vehicle development begins with OEMs as core suppliers to automotive brands, tasked with meeting client expectations while continuously enhancing manufacturing for end-to-end sustainability.

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Simplifying products through a unified strategy

Lumen Freedom manages huge growth and complexity in requirements with IBM requirements solutions.

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Next steps 

Get started with a product tour or book a consultation with an IBM expert to see how your organization can benefit from Engineering Lifecycle Management to help you scale, improve data transparency, achieve compliance and pursue automation.

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